Henri Puolitaival "Something from the forests" [ES006]
SOMETHING FROM THE FORESTS EP
(Edensonic Records ES006, 2005)
Edensonics sixth release introduces Henri Puolitaival, a young deep-techno newcomer from northern Finland to the world. Henris love for that special sound and atmosphere of detroit techno can be heard all over the tracks which tell a strange but beautiful story from the deep forests of Finland. Its moody techno with traces of house sounds combined in a truly stylish and unique way, which Henris strong compositional skills really bring alive. Deep influences by the old motor city techno innovators are clearly reflected from the tracks, as the chord sounds of the opening track Fifteen Ways smoothly blend into the atmospheric string background or in the way which Village Filled With Freaks turns from a flowing house tune into a hectic Robert Hoodish experimentation in techno patterns. The third track Surrounding Oppression is a more dub techno piece with catchy percussion programming, which has always been one of Henris strong skills.
The release includes a remix from Edensonics label heads Strial & Tioneb, two upcoming producers from Toulouse (France). They deliver a deep and melodic remix of Henris "Village Filled With Freaks" with a truly stylish detroit techno vibe on it. Both of them have a long history in electronic music behind them and although living in the same area they got hooked together by accident in 2001, starting immediately to produce music together. Year 2005 should also bring forth their first EP release while waiting for it be sure to check out Strials and Tionebs own quality releases on Edensonic Records.
Henri Puolitaival stands and delivers. This is the sound coming out of the deep and dark forests, painting a sonic landscape of a desolated industrial city straight before your eyes. Get it now youll fall in love with it in no time.
HENRI PUOLITAIVAL BIO
We all know the modern-day Detroit is a desolate, lonely place encompassed by industrial factory buildings urban wasteland. Thats where several world-renown artists drew their influences to create the innovative and cold sounds of techno filled with soulful warmth. This is something that one could never imagine happening in Finland, thousands of miles away from Detroit, a land encompassed with forests, lakes and beautiful nature rather than destroyed life. And yet from the northern parts of Finland we can find Henri Puolitaival, whose feeling and thoughts delivered through the music is strongly influences by the Detroit sound. Henris music is deep and fresh yet paying respect to the original masters.
Henris style is soulful, funky and his compositional skills are clearly in the foreground. He is a truly capable drum programmer and can put real mood in his playing, but the compositions and arrangements of his tracks are something really distinct. Henris first release was Sommarens Bästa Minne EP Swedish for the best memory of the summer on Metrotraks, a commercial netlabel on Summer 2004. Already on the first release showed his talent for building songs instead of just looping a four-to-the-floor rhythm for five minutes, and ones attention seemed to be drawn by nature to the most important issue the music itself.
The most amazing thing is that Henri was approximately fifteen (15!) years old when he made his first release. His first tracks were already aired by a national radio station in Finland years ago. What were you doing when you were eleven years old? This true talent was making killer tracks at that age. If this is what he can do now, we really cant wait what hell be able to come up with in five years to the future.
2 - Village filled with freaks
3 - Surrounding oppession
Source VBR MP3Run time 32:36Label / Recorded by StrialSee also MusicBrainz (release group); MusicBrainz (release); Discogs (release)
4 - Village filled with freaks
Written, mixed, recorded by Henri Puolitaival, mastered by BenoÃ®t Pueyo
Track 04: written, mixed, recorded by Strial & Tioneb, mastered by David Grand Graphic artwork by Markku MÃ¤kelÃ¤ (Metrotraks - Symptom distribution) (http://www.metrotraks.com - http://www.symptomdistribution.com)
Produced by Henri Puolitaival for Edensonic records (http://www.edensonic.com) Released by Edensonic records, published on internet by The Internet Archive (http://www.archive.org)
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January 19, 2014
Henri Puolitaival "Something from the forests"
I wasn't all that excited by this. I give Something from the forests a total of two stars.